Leather Cube Earrings – Make Sparkling Jewellery Out Of Scrap Leather

leather cube earrings

If you’ve followed me for some time, you probably know by now that I like finding ways to use up my leather scraps. Here I made leather cube earrings out of very thick leather (4-5mm) which I use for midsoles when making sandals/shoes.

They look suprisingly lovely considering what they are made off. I made various shapes like rectangles, triangles, squares and painted them in bright coulours. They are my new favourite earrings.

leather cube earrings

What you need to make them

  • leather scraps, 4-5mm thick
  • utility knife
  • paints, I used  createx textile dyes but edge dyes or acylic leather dyes would also work
  • edge dye (I used black)
  • edge slicker or a piece of fabric
  • earstuds
  • epoxy glue

leather cube earrings

How to make leather cube earrings

Cut out the shapes with the utility knife and burnish the edges with an edge slicker or a piece of fabric (dampen the edges and rub them with the slicker until they seal).

leather cube earrings

Next, paint first the edges then the surface and finally glue the shapes to the ear studs. It takes a couple of hours for the glue to set.

leather cube earrings

That’s it, you have new sparkling earrings for very little cost.

leather cube earrings

Here is a post I wrote on making a leather wrap bracelet, where I use the same createx airbrush colours.

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